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How to celebrate a Chartership

Be gifted a large pink unicorn pinata by your boss.
Arrange a lunch with your Mentor and boss, explaining to Mentor that a pink friend will be joining the table, and causing much trepidation.
Walk down street with large pink unicorn pinata.
Join Mentor for lunch, and settle Uni at table.
Boss arrives and is happy her suggestion of lunch companion was able to join us.
Enjoy lunch.
Be amused throughout lunch by waiter studiously ignoring the pink unicorn at the table.
Leave and return to office.
Deflect attempts by workmen to beat poor Uni on the way, by telling them that he's too young.

Done!

Comments

That's awesome! I hope he's full of candy.

Many chuckles....
lo-fi librarian said…
Go Jennie! I want a big pink unicorn. Did you smash him? Congrats again on the Chartership!
Jennie said…
Uni is alive and well, and living in the library here. I wanted him to watch the staff from on top of the shelving units, but he's too tall, and I refuse to break his legs or horn in order to fit him up there...for now, he loiters in a space between me and the partner. I'm not altogether sure how impressed the partner is with him, but he hasn't objected yet!

Any suggestions on where he should live / what he should do? Me and my boss did think that hanging a sign on him saying "Will work for (horn) tips" or similar might encourage peeps to use him as a change jar. Imagine how rich you'd be if he got filled!!
Meg Kribble said…
Awwww, cute Uni! Congrats again!

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